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High School Trips to Costa Rica

Posted by GOEducationalTours on September 9, 2020

High School Trips To Costa Rica


High school trips to Costa Rica offer students an opportunity to live the rich culture, history, and wildlife of this small country. Here's what you can see during your trip: 

  • San Jose

  • Coffee Plantation

  • Arenal Volcano

  • Tortuguero

  • Jaco Beach

San Jose

San Jose is the heart of Costa Rica and home to roughly half the country’s 4.9 million citizens. It is the perfect area to discover its humble blend of tradition, grit, and culture. Students on a field trip to San Jose would be able to truly immerse themselves in this city! San Jose’s cultural attractions are located in a wonderfully compact area downtown. There are many museums too. Jade Museum, an archeological museum that sheds light on Costa Rican culture and pre-Columbian communities.

Further along on the Avenida Central, pass through the Plaza de la Democracia for its lively open-air markets. Originally built as a military barracks, the Costa Rican National Museum sits directly to the east of the plaza.

Coffee Plantation

Make sure to take a tour of a coffee plantation. Coffee is one of Costa Rica's richest resource enjoyed by many of us around the world. Firstly, students get to see how the 'berries' are picked by hand. Secondly, they see the process used to extract the bean. Finally, how the beans are dried and bagged for transportation. So much work goes into having a simple cup of coffee.


Arenal Volcano

Located in northern Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano is one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica for students. Arenal, spanish for sand, has rainforests, waterfalls, a volcano, the country’s largest lake. While you cannot hike up the volcano itself, we recommend hiking through Arenal Volcano National Park with a bilingual guide in search of old lava flow and native wildlife. Take an evening walk to see some of the little colorful and exotic frogs. 

Slight changes in altitude create unique micro-climates and ecosystems through this region, making it home to a variety of exotic species. Here you can enjoy some zip lining and walk through some of the well known hanging bridges,.


Tortuguero is a huge rainforest dominating the northern coast of Costa Rica. It means the means the 'land of turtles'. Tortuguero's biggest draws are the large numbers of turtles that come to nest along the shoreline. Most importantly, students get to learn more about these enduring creatures and the fragile eco-system around them.

The forest has a network of canals and rivers. Exploring these canals and observing the wildlife by boat, kayak or canoe is a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful way to experience nature. Tortuguero is a must on any high school trip to Costa Rica.

Jaco Beach

If surfing is something your students would like to experience then Jaco is your place. Take a surfing class is a great way to get some exercise and also to enjoy the beach on the Pacific side.

These and many more locations are why you should consider Costa Rica. Learn more how to customize and personalize your high school trips to Costa Rica, here

Topics: Costa Rica, High School Trip to Costa Rica

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